Christian Filmmakers Challenge Minnesota Law on Basis of Protecting Religious Conscience
Dec 09, 2016 Christian owners of a wedding filmmaking company have filed a lawsuit against Minnesota commissioner of human rights and attorney general to challenge state laws that compel them to produce videos of same-sex marriages against their religious beliefs.
Washington Supreme Court Hears Arguments Involving Arlene's Flowers Discrimination Case
Nov 17, 2016 Hundreds of people were present Tuesday at the Washington Supreme Court as it heard arguments regarding a case that involves Arlene's Flowers, a flower shop which has been accused of discrimination against a gay couple by refusing to make flower arrangements for their wedding in 2013.
Irish Christian Bakery Seeks to Appeal to Supreme Court on Case Over Gay Message Cake
Nov 14, 2016 An Irish Christian bakery, fined for refusing to bake a cake with engraved message supporting gay marriage, has decided to appeal in UK Supreme court and European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg.
Irish Christian Bakers Lose Appeal Against Discrimination Charges Over Cake with Gay Marriage Slogan
Nov 07, 2016 Irish Christian bakers lost their appeal in court challenging conviction of discrimination against a gay man by declining an offer to bake a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage.
Christian Bakers, Aaron and Melissa Klein, Continue to Stand Their Ground
Sep 20, 2016 Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Christian owners of a bakery in Oregon, continue to stand firm in their position on violation of their First Amendment right when they were fined $135,000 for declining to make a cake for same-sex wedding ceremony in 2013. occasion
Most Americans Say LGBT Should Not be Refused Services, Support Same-Sex Marriages
Aug 26, 2016 According to a new survey by PRRI, more Americans are opposed to allowing small businesses to turn away services to gay or lesbian people because of their religious beliefs.
Chicago: Decision on Bathroom Policy Lawsuit to Ban Transgender Student Access to Girl’s Restrooms Delayed
Aug 16, 2016 A group of 51 families in Chicago asked a federal court to temporarily ban a school policy granting transgender students access to girls locker rooms and restrooms, but the judge did not make any decision even as the school year began on Monday.
United Methodist Pastor Placed on Involuntary Leave for Admitting to Same-Sex Relationship
Aug 06, 2016 The Great Plains Executive Committee placed Rev. Cynthia Meyer on involuntary leave till the next General conference is conveyed in 2020 or sooner when a special session on denomination’s stand on LGBT issue is conducted.
Scottish Episcopal Church Synod Recommends Changing Definition of Marriage to Include Same-Sex Couples
Jun 12, 2016 General Synod of Scottish Episcopal Church recommended removing definition of marriage as between a man and a woman from the Church’s canon at a meeting in Edinburgh on June 10. This step brought the church closer towards allowing same-sex marriage in the church as the clergy members voted to send the proposal to church’s seven dioceses.
Church of Scotland Permits Individuals in Same-Sex Marriages to Be Appointed as Ministers
May 23, 2016 The Church of Scotland voted to allow its gay ministers to marry, at General Assembly meeting held in Edinburgh. The church, however, left the theological definition of marriage beyond the purview of the meeting, and will take it up next year.